Deerhunter, Crystal Stilts, Jason Lytle, Yppah, Bizarre & more
Warning: the latest SD2 mix has absolutely nothing to do with Sun Ra’s classic 1974 song and movie.
Why call it Space Is the Place? Well, the tracks feel like they could soundtrack any number of amazing films involving space.
And yes, I did see the new Star Trek last weekend.
Check out Soundtrack2 Audiocast13 here.
1. Broken Social Scene Presents Brendan Canning – Hit the Wall
Only discovered this track recently and it hits like a rush of hypnotic sugar.
2. Deerhunter – Disappearing Ink
New-ish track off the Rainwater Cassette Exchange EP propels us through the atmosphere.
3. Constantines – Hard Feelings
Been sitting on this one for a bit, but it fits nicely here. A new one of their Kensington Heights record. Nice weird countermelody.
4. Gospel Gossip – Revolutions In Physics
A bit post-punky but dig the dreamy hopefulness.
5. 800Beloved – The Skeleton Collection
The love song? 80s-style moody pop goodness. MySpace photo definitely not who I pictured.
6. Family Cat – Pass Away
Actual 80s/90s band delivers a great slice of indie garage pop.
7. Crystal Stilts – Love Is A Wave
Two minutes and one second couldn’t be better.
8. Computer Perfection – The Fool Is Hurt
Brilliant, brilliant track that only would make perfect sense in another galaxy. Thank you, Chromewaves.
9. Yppah – Cannot See Straight
10. Lansing-Dreiden – An Effect Of The Night
Curious band out of NYC gives a skewed take on a spaced-out melody.
11. Nova Saints – Sugar Coated
Ride-influenced shoegaze outfit brings us back down to Earth a bit.
12. Jason Lytle – Yours Truly, The Commuter
13. Enright House – Darkwave = MC Squared
Dream pop from beyond the pale. It’s available for free download from their site. I got it from the mighty SXSW torrent.
14. Magnetic Morning – Cold War Kids
15. Fight Bite – Swissex Lover
The spacewalk? Pensive ballad from Texas band.
16. Bizarre – Pearshell Fairy
Killer epic 90s shoegaze from a band I’ve just gotten into recently. More please!
17. Satin Gum – No We Are Not Naming Our Kids After Ikea Products
Pittsburgh crew brings some spaced-out yet poppy rock & roll. Hard to pin down but really, really good. Sat on this for a bit, but thanks MML.
18. Dosh – If You Want To, You Have To
The action sequence. A fantastic instrumental with a lot going on. Props to Stereogum.
19. Experimental Aircraft – Seasick
Epilogue. Moody mid-tempo number from Austin crew.